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Nov 23/17

Winter Woes

There's no denying that winter has arrived.  And for many folks it's a time of year that they dread.  But here at Prime Property Management we recognize that winter beats some of the weather challenges faced in other regions. And if you take a few easy steps in advance of the upcoming winter life can be a bit easier for you in your home this upcoming season. 

For those folks living in a home with a forced air furnace make sure your furnace filter is changed out.  A furnace with a dirty filter is like someone who has smoked 4 packs of cigarettes for 30 years, just not breathing right.  You also want to make sure your sump pump is working and that the outside discharge hose isn't froze tight as it can cause flooding come spring.  During the winter it's not a good idea to close your window blinds completely as it will cause excess frost / moisture on your windows, try leaving your blinds up a foot or so.  No matter what type of home you live in, if you have outside parking stall it's a good idea to make sure your exterior plug-in works.  - 35 is not a good time to find out your block heater isn't working because of a faulty exterior plug.  We also ask that folks recognize it is impossible to ensure that sidewalks, walkways, and driveways are 100% clean of snow or ice during the winter.  Good footwear and caution are always in fashion during our winter season!

Let's embrace winter and recognize that it's part of what makes us Canadians! But that doesn't mean we can't enjoy a nice warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate while the winter snow flies.